Lyn Provost Recommended As Next Auditor-General
The Officers of Parliament Committee, chaired by Speaker Lockwood Smith, has recommended the appointment of Lyn Provost
as Controller and Auditor-General, in a report presented today. The recommendation is made with the unanimous support of
all political parties represented in Parliament. Ms Provost currently is a Deputy Commissioner of Police.
Announcing the recommendation, Dr Smith said "The Controller and Auditor-General safeguards the financial integrity of
New Zealand's parliamentary system of government. It is vital that the person appointed to this position has impeccable
integrity and sound judgement. I am pleased that the committee was able to recommend Lyn Provost, who was chosen from a
strong field of candidates."
The role of Controller and Auditor-General became vacant when Kevin Brady's term of appointment expired this year. By
law, the Controller and Auditor-General may serve only one seven-year term.
The committee's report will be considered by the House of Representatives when it sits again from next week.